Bertha Me And My Uncle Sugaree Beat It On Down The Line Bird Song Black Throated Wind Don't Ease Me In Mexicali Blues Box Of Rain Tomorrow Is Forever Big River China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider Playing In The Band Casey Jones
The Promised Land Ramble On Rose El Paso Stella Blue Jack Straw Dark Star -> Weather Report Suite Prelude -> Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo Around And Around Big Railroad Blues Sugar Magnolia -> Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Comment: 'Stars & Stripes Forever' tuning before
'Tomorrow Is Forever' 'Nickelodeon' tuning before
'Playin' 'Dixie' tuning before 'Dark Star"
There are sound adjustments during Bertha.
There is some minor digi-noise at the end of Jack Straw.
November 20, 2012 Subject:
Lesh is very prominent in the mix.
January 13, 2012 Subject:
Yes, there's a lot of bass in the mix but not beyond redemption
I first got a hold of part of this show back in '78 or '79. What really makes this show stand out for me is Phil taking a solo out of the Dark Star into the Weather Report
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
November 20, 2011 Subject:
A Count Too Bass-y
Tried diligently to stream this entire show but it was too bass-y on my playback system to enjoy. Towards the end of Dark Star I just had to give it up.
October 22, 2010 Subject:
Don't forget the Bird Song!
i agree this show is somewhat overrated, but i think it deserves high marks for what surely must be, imho, a TOP FIVE reading of Bird Song. is '72 this songs best year? 8/27, 9/10, 9/27, 10/18-19, and 11/17 are all great.
This particular performance is wonderfully jazzy with Lesh and Garcia intertwining beautifully during the between-verses jamming. Garcia's phrases are endlessly inventive and full of passion...listen to the entire song PEAK at the 4:25 mark!
The Dark Star is actually pretty underrated and unique...look out for great versions of Don't Ease, Big RXR Blues, and China>Rider too!
Bot both of these Hofheinz show are bit overrated. The sound quality/mix are a slightly off and these two performances are not nearly as inspiring as the creme de la creme of '72. (92 pts)
rick e. -
May 22, 2008 Subject:
I first got a tape of this show around the time they broke out Box of Rain on 03-20-86 ,and I always loved this version of Box of Rain.I also had this show on a bootleg album called Texas Stiffs.This version sounds better than any copy I used to have.